20/04/2007 12:00 Engine Assessment [Engine And Drive]
The engine was a mess. The air cooling had dragged in bugs and crap and little stone chips and all of it was caught up in the cooling fins and tin work. The oil leak was impossible to locate, since there was oil everywhere! Right now the plan is to get it all stripped back and cleaned up.
The inside of the heads are pretty shocking! There's crap everywhere. Nearly everything has come apart in one piece, except for one exhaust stud, which is rooted and needs replacing, and a head stud which is damn tight but will come apart in the vice.
I've got access to a bead blaster at work so we're going to clean everything up, hone all the valves, get a gasket set and reassemble everything nice and tight, it's gonna be sweet!